LGBTQ Family Building

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LGBTQ Family Building services offered in Bedford and Fort Worth, TX

Everyone should be able to have a family, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. At CARE Fertility, the team of reproductive endocrinology and fertility specialists provides LGBTQ+ family building to biologically female and male same-sex couples. If you and your partner are interested in starting a family, book online or call the office in Bedford or Fort Worth, Texas, today.

LGBTQ Family Building Q & A

What is LGBTQ+ family building?


LGBTQ+ family building is a type of fertility treatment that helps same-sex couples start a family. At CARE Fertility, the team has more than 30 years of experience providing fertility treatments to members of the LGBTQ+ community. 


After an in-office consultation, a complete physical exam, and a discussion of your goals, CARE Fertility can develop a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your needs.


What does LGBTQ+ family building involve?


At CARE Fertility, LGBTQ+ family building involves several steps, including:


Step one: In-person evaluation


An in-person evaluation includes a discussion of your goals and a physical exam.


If you’re biologically female and want to carry the baby yourself, the team also conducts a pelvic ultrasound and orders bloodwork to assess your level of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH).


If you’re biologically male, the team works with you to find an egg donor and surrogate mother. 

Step two: Lab work


If you’re biologically female, the team also conducts a wide range of lab tests, including a prenatal panel, a thyroid panel, and a vitamin D test. The results of these tests help the team determine the best type of fertility treatment.


Step three: Structural evaluation


Your provider does a structural evaluation of your uterus and fallopian tubes. They use a special tool called a hysteroscope, to examine the inside of your cervix and uterus. That helps identify problems that might prevent you from conceiving.


Step four: A custom fertility treatment plan


After gathering all of the necessary information, your CARE Fertility provider develops a treatment plan to help you start a family.

What fertility treatments does LGBTQ+ family building offer?


At CARE Fertility, the team uses a wide range of fertility treatments for LGBTQ+ family building, including:


  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI) with donor sperm
  • Natural cycle intrauterine insemination (IUI)
  • Clomiphene citrate intrauterine insemination (IUI)
  • In vitro fertilization (IVF) with donor sperm
  • Reciprocal in vitro fertilization (IVF) with donor sperm
  • effortless IVF®
  • Donor eggs
  • Gestational carrier/surrogacy


The type of fertility treatment that will most benefit you depends on several factors, including you and your partner’s age, sex, and medical history.


To explore the benefits of LGBTQ+ family building, make an appointment with the team at CARE Fertility by calling the nearest office or booking online today.